All About Glucosamine

What is glucosamine?


Glucosamine is an amino sugar that was identified in 1876. It is found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine is made naturally in the body. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance found in the fluid around our joints. It is naturally present in animal bones, bone marrow, shellfish and fungi. Glucosamine plays a vital role in building cartilage and is commonly consumed as a supplement by people with arthritis, especially osteoarthritis.According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Therapy, a 2007 National Health Interview survey found that 17.7% of adults in the USA regularly took some type of dietary supplement. Of those people, 19.9% took glucosamine, the second most popular dietary supplement after fish oil/omega 3/DHA (37.4%).

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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